In today’s market for legal services, being a good lawyer is not enough to be a successful partner. Having a keen intellect, excellent technical skills and even extensive experience in a specialized area of practice are necessary, but not sufficient.
Success now requires lawyers to be outstanding practitioners in their area of specialty, excellent business developers and strong leaders of committees and firm initiatives.
Susan Dunlap & Associates works with lawyers to develop and hone their innate emotional intelligence skills to leverage their intellect, training and experience in order to achieve the results they want.
The relationship between coach and client is one of partnership. The coach works to elevate the perspective of the client and draw out their wisdom, talents and knowledge through direct, honest and focused conversations aligned with the client’s intentions for the coaching program.
The coach will also provide practical research, tools, and practices to support the client in meeting their objectives and will provide support for the implementation of action plans most suited to the client’s definition of success.
The transformational power of the coaching process arises from the coach working with the client’s natural skills and self-awareness in real-time situations on an on-going basis.
Some common issues addressed include:
- Business development
- Efficiency and time management
- Effectiveness and stress management
- Leadership presence and communication
- Delegation and leverage
- Enrolling and inspiring others
- Taking a practice to the next level
- Work/life balance
- Taking charge of career direction and practice
Susan Dunlap & Associates’ One-on-one Executive Coaching Program has benefited lawyers who are:
- Partners wanting to develop more business
- Partners wanting to take their practices to the next level
- Emerging leaders
- New partners and lawyers transitioning to non-equity or equity partner status
- High-potential women and people from minority populations
- Partners and associates with primary child care responsibility
- Partners whose practice is in transition due to the completion of a large matter or the loss of a major client
- High-potential underperforming partners